Heating your home is expensive enough at the best of times. In fact, it’s one of the biggest expenses that American families have to shoulder. The last thing you need is wasted energy costing you extra money! If your home has ductwork, there’s a good chance it’s leaking your precious heated air and costing you a bundle. Here’s how that happens and what to do.
If water is spraying out from under your sink, there’s no doubt: you’ve got a plumbing leak. But with so much of your plumbing system out of sight, and with many plumbing leaks starting with a trickle and not a dramatic spray, a problem can be tricky to spot.
How can you tell there’s a plumbing leak happening in a hidden area? Keep an eye out for these signs so you can get leaks repaired and avoid major water damage.
You might have experienced furnace problems in the past that involved the furnace not coming on. That’s a big problem, because you simply won’t get any heat! But there’s another symptom of furnace problems that’s pretty much the opposite: the furnace not turning off. What could be making your furnace run all the time? What should you do about it? We’ve got you covered.
Your sewer line has a big, unpleasant job to do! It carries all the wastewater from all your drains away from your home and connects with your municipal wastewater system. If something goes wrong with your sewer line, it can result in some extremely disgusting outcomes. The key is to catch problems early, before something terrible happens—like sewage backing up into your bathtub!
How can you tell there’s a sewer line problem in time to get it professionally cleaned out without a disaster? Here are the key things to look for.
Autumn is upon us! Children are choosing their Halloween costumes, temperatures are dropping, and it’s time to think about preparing your business or commercial building for the coming cold weather.
The most important item on your winter prep to-do list for your commercial property is to ready your HVAC system for switching over to heating readiness. How should you do that? Here’s our recommendation.
You might be tempted to pretend the weather’s not getting chillier. It can be a little gloomy, accepting that summer’s over and buttoning your house up for the winter. But school is in session, the Halloween decorations have been in stores for weeks, and it’s time to make sure you’ll be all set when it comes time to turn on the heat.
How can you make sure your heating system will be ready for the winter? By scheduling an appointment for annual heating maintenance.
In the past, any problems with the water main leading to a house or the sewer line leading away from a house meant major damage would be inflicted on the lawn. Since it was easy to know that there was a problem but impossible to know exactly where the problem was located, long trenches had to be dug to expose the entirety of the pipe in question.
But those days are over! Today, we use trenchless technology. This means your lawn will remain undisturbed when your sewer line or water main requires repair.
HVAC systems that use a network of ducts to conduct heated and conditioned air are extremely common and have been for half a century. It’s a great way to get air that’s the exact temperature you want all throughout your home. But every good thing comes with some risks or downsides. According to the US Department of Energy, “ducts that leak heated air into unheated spaces can add hundreds of dollars a year to your heating and cooling bills.” Even if you had that kind of money, you could surely think of better ways to spend it.
What can be done to repair HVAC duct leaks? How did your ducts sustain damage to begin with? If you understand the causes, you might be able to prevent duct leaks from happening in the future.
While you might be doing back-to-school shopping or even seeing Halloween decorations starting to show up on store shelves, there’s still a good bit of summer weather left. August is a terrible time of year to be suddenly stuck with a nonfunctional air conditioner.
How’s yours doing? If you’re holding out hope that your air conditioner will last the rest of the season, but having serious doubts, we’ve got some advice for you.
There are many factors that contribute to the decline and eventual demise of an AC system, and we’ll go over the most significant ones to help you decide whether it’s time to look into replacement and AC installation in Ashburn, VA or if you can put it off a bit longer.
Hydro-jetting is the best way to get your sewer pipe and drainage system completely clean and clear of blockages, clogs, and buildup. No chemicals are used—only the power of pressurized water. It can be done when you have a known issue like persistent clogs, and it can be done as part of routine home maintenance to make sure buildup never has a chance to develop into a major clog. But this is not something you can do yourself. Hydro-jetting must be done by a plumber who has specialized training in the use of this technology. There are several reasons for this.